Nine days in to his bid at making history in America, Josh was forced to accept the inevitable and relinquish his dream of being home for Christmas. From pesky punctures, to time-consuming work arounds, from scary possibilities to relying on the goodwill of strangers. From monumental personal achievements to respecting the needs of his mind and body, Elixinol’s Champion of the Bike found himself reflecting.
January 30th saw the close of Elixinol’s very first CBD pop-up shop in Westfield White City, London. For three months shoppers had the opportunity to visit the CBD concession and get to know a thing or two about products containing the ingredient the world is raving about- Cannabidiol, or CBD for short.
While Josh was sure to take advantage of the comforts of home, he was also just as sure to push himself so that he might rejoin his cycle in Adelaide once more in top form. But success never comes without struggle and even in this momentous pause, Josh discovered there’s no rest for the weary.
The idea behind the robotic dispensers is to add interest and save time for customers and staff. With the American CBD industry on the rise – it’s currently valued at a whopping $1 billion – it makes sense that retailers are exploring new ways to deliver products to shoppers.
Camilla recently paid a visit to Swiss Cottage farmers’ market in North London, where she spoke about CBD oil and even tried a sample of a hemp oil, which is of course CBD-free but comes from the seeds of the cannabis plant. Her verdict? ‘Delicious’.
Research from Zero Deposit Car Leasing has shown that certain CBD oils could put ‘illegal levels of THC in a driver’s bloodstream.’ This means that being pulled over by the police could see you arrested or losing your driving licence.
It wasn’t until he became involved with Elixinol that Josh more seriously revisited his calling. Originally pledging to cycle from Edinburgh to Istanbul, Josh has now gone above and beyond his initial commitment and has finally landed in the place his dream has called him to: Australia.
While big brands such as Elixinol have always been careful to keep levels of psychoactive component THC within our CBD products extremely low (within the legal limits of less than 0.2%) many products on the market labelled ‘CBD’ have had high levels – or worse, contained no CBD at all!
Deliveroo – which as most Brits already know is a food and drink delivery service, using cyclists couriers to bring you take aways in minutes – is set to deliver CBD infused soft drinks alongside more traditional orders.
Are you one of the six million adults in the UK who’s tried CBD? Or perhaps one of the 11 per cent who’s consumed a CBD product in the past year?
A recent study by Green Entrepreneur shows that an ever-increasing interest in healthier living is leading consumers away from smokable forms of CBD such as vapes and towards products such as edibles.
Along with a complete nutritional overhaul and the start of supplements including CBD Oil, Josh found a kind of natural medicine in Cycling.
Revealing that he first decided to use the oil to help him sleep, Chris said that he woke up to find that the pain he had been experiencing in his shoulder for years had diminished.
Nowhere is the new health trend more apparent than in London, where café culture is at its best and the selection of coffees, cakes and cocktails featuring CBD is beyond compare.
While you might think this is surprising given the confusion around legislation, in many ways this has allowed businesses and start-ups to be more creative in the way that CBD is marketed.
Yes, if you live in the Midlands, you can now go wild in the aisles as you browse the shelves packed full of products infused with Californian CBD at Green Machine.
A recent poll showed that Generation Z – those born between the mid-1990s and late-2000s – are twice as likely to use CBD than the national average. Which could explain why it’s popping up in health drinks, spa treatments, make-up and skincare.
Manchester and Leeds pub-goers are now able to enjoy a beer and CBD mash-up in the form of Northern Monk’s new Green Heathen, a hoppy and earthy IPA containing the hemp-derived ingredient.
Billed as a physical therapy class, you’ll perform stretches you’d see in a yin yoga class, as well as mobility and meditation-style breathing exercises, all reportedly made that little bit easier as the CBD patch should help to relax your muscles, so the stretches are less painful.
Kyle Gentleman has already gained notoriety in the dairy world for creating alcoholic ice cream for adults, including WKD Blue and Strongbow Dark Fruits flavours. He’s also tried some even more unusual concoctions in his time, such as the surprisingly popular mayonnaise flavour. He’s now turned his attention to ingredient-of-the-moment CBD, making the Cannabidiol Cornet.
A brand new rum infused with CBD oil is already causing quite the stir on the London drinks scene. Apparently there was a bottleneck at the Dead Man’s Fingers stall at a recent London cocktail trade show where visitors could sample the new flavour.
Over the past few years, the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) oil has gone through the roof and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. This is probably thanks to the numerous health benefits that many people claim are associated with it.